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which is why you should watch only. iraq's prime minister urges on kind of fighters in control of key towns to give that sounds the militants enjoy a rise of influence fueled by the war in neighboring syria. the army's greatest threat to the u.k. ministry is disconnected from the public who apparently don't understand what it's actually for the claim coming from a parliamentary watchdog. and russia's sledge hockey team prepares to make his deputy at the upcoming parlin pigs were made become to his family to find out where he is drawing his strength and inspiration from.
this is a international coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program. iraq's prime minister is calling on all kinds of fighters and all those who joined them to surrender the militant group has occupied k cities of the country's biggest problems and the government is trying to regain control let's not get more front aussies middle east than to pull a clear pull of the situation that seems to be becoming increasingly aggravated is iraq on the brink of civil war just like neighboring syria. well the situation certainly is becoming increasingly volatile but we've now heard from need iraqi prime minister is him urging all those who have joined al qaeda to give up the fight and he has hinted at the possibility of hardening these militants if indeed they do so they are facing a massive siege that has been launched by the government troops now he was speaking in his weekly televised address and he evolved in that address to continue what he
calls the sacred war against al qaida is the local branch which is known as the islamist state in iraq and they live and they also say that he would continue to finish the push to retake the key and biassed cities often and ramadi which earlier were taken over by the militants and that the militants had to compete for lucia as they look independent state what we see happening now is that al qaeda linked militants are trying to capitalize on the six hereon tension that is currently inside iraq and this is a tension that the united states failed to resolve you'll remember of course of the united states occupied iraq for eight years and then cooled ald leaving behind this major stick tarion power of the cave at the same time some of the al qaida and linked militants who are now fighting in iraq all reported me coming from across the border in syria and of course the united states has been supporting the syrian
opposition which inadvertently has allowed these extremists and islamist militants to flourish in the first place the united states is now saying that it will be sending an emergency shipment of surveillance drones and missiles to iraq in an attempt to try and prop up its allies in baghdad and. correspondent paula clear live paula many thanks indeed. the militant group now in control of calls itself the islamic state of iraq and the levant and its fighters are also known as the most radical jihadist weighing on the scene when rebels and let's now take a closer look at the organization which is gaining momentum in the region right now so its roots go back to the early years of the iraq war it was established in april two thousand and four by sunni extremists and then pledged allegiance to bin laden and that time it was called al qaeda in iraq two years later it was rebranded as the islamic state of iraq in twenty eight thirteen it gained
a strong presence in northern syria and it sees add a live band to its name and of course in the latest developments the group has taken control of fallujah and other parts of the unbar province in iraq and proclaimed an islamic state bet phyllis bennis from the institute for policy studies told on his cabin owen the crisis in iraq is fueled by the syrian war. we risk the possibility of the extension of this militarization that we're seeing in iraq right now we're seeing it already in syria where a civil war has expanded to a regional war and it's now spilling over into iraq the increasing militarization by the united states to the iraqi government is only going to make that worse not better course the irony is on the one hand you've got the united states supporting the rebels in syria have now come over the border into iraq and we're also hearing this week no offering drones or military support not personnel but military support
to fight these very same people before the against them directly you have this scenario where the sunni population which is the minority but a large minority in iraq feel completely disenfranchised disempowered disconnected from their own government and so the u.s. is saying instead of in insisting that the government change its policy of discrimination towards one of egalitarianism many quality for all something that we are in no position to brag about here in this country i should say but what the u.s. claims to withhold as a hold up as a as a model the u.s. says well we'll send you told missiles so you can send more missiles and killed more people the ranking government has delayed its assault on the minister and how the city of fallujah from now in fear of civilian casualties but the troops and times besieging decide to register as soon as they get the order and for the residents it's a looming catastrophe as he is going next check out reports. residents of.
hell during the u.s. occupation now face their own army's assault on the cd the iraqi government has lined up tanks on loaded fighter jets preparing to drive al qaeda linked militants out of the city the u.s. is packing more hellfire missiles and other weapons for the iraqi army to use and everybody knows when the bombing begins there will be blood brian back with me brian so many innocent iraqis have died in terror attacks do you think this. terror assault could turn out to be just as deadly as terror itself it could be even more deadly the people of. have been through this before two thousand and four twice the u.s. marines committed huge war crimes against the people flew should they can they call for a kill zone anything that moved was killed we need to clear a kill zone you see everything that moves must die everything that moves must be a terrorist everything that moves is a legitimate target who then dies who then suffers it's the the people of pollution
themselves of course they don't want to live under what do they want to live under these kind of military assaults paid for by the united states with arms from the united states carried out by the movie government which has also been a brutal against the residents of fallujah i don't think so crucial question thank you thank you no doubt there is an urgent need to drive these militants out after all how can you allow extremists to run talents again territory expand but then you also have to ask if you see bombing as a viable option in order to drive extremists out of residential areas how different is it from what bashar assad is doing in washington i'm going to check on. a u.s. army general who led the war in iraq said it's not the time to send american troops by kayne washington's toxics in the middle east and beyond is that the central debate in close talk with peter level. we have alliances all over the
world because of a grand strategy that has been implemented especially since world war two that seeks to dominate the world and so all of our interests according to people in washington rests in every nook and cranny of the globe and we end up paying the governments of smaller nations and arming them and making sure that they are allied with us but it ends in tangling us in conflicts that are none of our business ok darva new york would you agree with that or disagree entangling alliances just too many and it puts u.s. interests all over the world at risk well i think certainly there is a danger of being overcommitted to allies but i think at the moment actually far form like precipitating conflict the opposite danger is that many of the us his longtime allies are now questioning the degree to which they can rely on the united states and that might actually encourage them themselves to take more certain
perhaps risky action than they would do if they could rely upon the united states. one of the biggest threats to britain's armed forces is a lack of public understanding a war based stand for that's according to a recent u.k. parliament report and peace a better position to wars in iraq and afghanistan and a reduced public appetite for overseas interventions is leading people to question the purpose of the u.k. army public support for defense is dropping due to what it's seen as a lack of long term strategic mission meanwhile massive military budget cuts are putting the army's capabilities at risk despite being one of the world's top defense spenders britain's planning to compress now by nearly thirty thousand over the next six years and years after he stands there.
the army's recruiting but applicant numbers are slow to pick up amid thousands of layoffs there's a massive drive to recruit army reservists but leaked mid year army memos revealed the number of people listed and beyond the reserve over a three month period was just three hundred sixty seven barely a quarter of the target the ministry of defense said that after wrapping up the recruitment drive in september there were more than fifteen hundred applicants in the first four weeks and that it's too early to make a conclusion but this young man says he simply can't be convinced my grandparents were in the air force actually during the second world war of the time enjoyed. a bad idea to be joining the forces because they were fighting a war against fascism i don't agree with the way. it's used as a force aggressor. and this morning it was a record to commemorate the conscientious objectors to military service those who would exercise their right to refuse to kill so at the time of the first world war
for instance they faced a restroom jeers from some of society who view them as cowards but times have indeed changed. a decade of fighting in iraq and afghanistan has made the british war weary a most people join the armed forces to be in the peace business not in the war business because it's a threat to their livelihood nobody wants to be in a war in a war activists have also lashed out at recruitment campaign started at sixteen and seventeen year olds who according to one recent study are more susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder at the moment we're asking a sixteen year old to read an interesting point to drink a pint of beer that we don't trust to fight in a general election we're asking that person to make a very far reaching legal commitment towards a career like having a break or in accounts or in the ministry of defense. the report completely ignores the benefits and opportunities that a military career offers young people but for this young man it's
a career path is it ready to change his mind about this or try to do the job and you are going to have to show people that if you're joining the army no it is you're not going to be sent abroad to shoot people you've done nothing against. the source of your article. and drug lenten is a former british soldier who refused to serve a second tool in afghanistan on moral grounds he was later jailed and spent five months in military prison he believes people have a problem with the politicians who turned who turned defense forces into a means of invasion because i was with had questions been the military was just not for them it's nor it's not the oxford debating society obviously you're just told to crack on and tell the politics have nothing to do with you why defense they mean offensive capability and i mean invasions and the use of drones and special forces which is increasingly the trend clearly people want to be secure. and that's not
what people in the public generally have a problem with what they have a problem with is repeated. operations along the lines of iraq afghanistan libya nearly syria they are not sympathetic to those in the corridors of power who stop these walls and this is part of the reason why we've seen increasingly the call of the law is ation of of the military and you can call it a hero or as asian and you see this increasingly this very jingoistic kind of building up and placing on a pedestal of military personnel and from a used to counter the groundswell of popular opposition. has been on the winter paralympics roasters since one thousand nine hundred four but they see i will see russia steen make its debut well where do you seen them on the ice and mad the captain and now what made those who helped captain silicon and jewel so many hardships and his drive for victory. well for the games the who can he is known as the captain of the national paralympic flood talking team here in
russia but in this house his just know his dad. we asked him a dream about his family and the first time he met his wife irene a woman whose we first met when i was in the army serving in this area there was a spark from the very beginning and grew as we dated it you could see it was love at first sight my entire life changed it had a new meaning but another kind of change was coming the two were considering time the not one of a team went off to war where he lost both of his legs i removed into his hospital room to help with his care and the couple continued with their plan to marry when asked about the proposal irene a said she knew it was coming. this well i was expecting the proposal the wedding day we had a lot of guests and we all had so much fun. but the mood changes
a little when we ask irene how she felt about his and jury. i couldn't believe it for a long time coping with the stress of any injury requires real psychological resilience they both clearly have that in spades. he does every feat for the family we all feel that he helps people realize that life isn't over that everything is possible life goes on. the marriage is stronger than ever and katia became the second woman to change the team's life six years ago. now he's heading for the paralympic games and that also means leaving his love ones that for of a dream his two passions in life are never too far from each other. i really enjoy all the time i get to spend at home because when i'm away in training sessions with the team i miss my family very much which is the same as the game
when you sit on the bench for a long time just watching the others play and then you get this little time and nice you want to make most of it you're one hundred percent committed. a commitment shared by everyone in the health while the dream is eager to take home gold come march he already has his prize at home in the moscow region margaret howell r.t. and with the olympic and paralympic games the finest approaching don't forget to follow the amazing journey of the olympic flame we've been following it online as well catch the best bits of the record breaking torch relay of the twenty eight fourteen winter olympics in sochi own home. it's on its epic journey. one hundred twenty three days. through. cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five.
in a record setting trip by land air sea another space. a lizard a large tree lay. on mars. the second round of peace talks all syria is around the corner but the country has a position blog is split on whether to attend coming up in just a couple of minutes we've got an expert opinion on what's behind the syrian national coalition as divided styles stay with us. they all told you my language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm likely to put the no i'll leave that to the state department to comment on your letter play of the month to secure a car is on the docket no going to. jail no more weasel words.
when you say to direct question be prepared for a change when you have to be ready for a bad. result of speech means little down the street into chaos. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. the team for the world talks about six of the ip into intriguing story . arabic to find out more visit arabic don't call. it won't see international welcome by with the geneva two talks and sooner is set
to kick off later this month the country's opposition remains undecided on whether to take part while more than thirty members of the syrian national coalition have already resigned over the group's participation the blog has postponed its final decision until january seventeenth which is less than a week before the summit begins analysts believe despite being bombed by the west the opposition doesn't have the support of the syrian people. in syria you have an electoral process there is a presidential election this year and the big problem for the opposition is that they don't have the support on the ground in syria because they don't represent anyone other than western powers the western imperial alliance the transatlantic alliance nato the gulf cooperation council so their support in syria is very very minimal and that's why they don't want to take part in the actual election process and the product process so this is a big problem because how do you negotiate with people who essentially represent
western interests and don't represent the interests of the syrian people so they would rather not have to enter into any kind of rational negotiation and the reason for that of course is that they have no political program they have never had a political program they have no economic program and if they had their way they would simply destroy the country get in there tear the country apart privatized everything and sort it out to the gulf cooperation council countries particularly saudi arabia and qatar they would serve western corporate interests. and online for you right now they don't courses and skeletons in the obama administration's wardrobe novelty on sci dot com to find it a film with u.s. secretary of defense unmasked in his memoirs and what he bears heavy thoughts about . and the home of the one great terrorist might have run over time as he fails to meet sound bites of prison after his new year's leave these house on the story are just a click away. says it's preparing to file several legal claims
to a court in synagogue over the detention of a russian fishing trawler it's now been trapped in the west african country since the weekend something greenpeace has expressed its sixth satisfaction about all she's really going to. the russian vessel has been arrested over the weekend in fact we're talking about an armed detention of the ship and some sixty two russian citizens that are on board and that's detention was actually handled quite roughly by the senegalese stories because at least four people now off the course saying that they are actually in need of medical help however they are not allowed to get off the ship in fact all of the russian citizens have had their passports taken away by the armed officials and they are they the ship and the crew are sincerely being accused of illegal fishing and poaching in this inabilities waters however the authorities of senegal still haven't given any concrete proof of that actually
haven't taken place or have not provided any called explanation where these allegations are coming from and still were already have the green peace which is already making statements saying that they fully support the actions of the senegal government in their attempt to prevent the alleged illegal fishing this involvement by greenpeace is something that doesn't sit well with russia's federal fishing agency. in the absence of an official response from senegal and proof regarding the russian trawlers alleged illegal activities the statements from greenpeace cause bewilderment even indignation greenpeace says it's been tracking this vessel for a long time why are they taking upon themselves government's responsibility to protect their waters and biological resources therefore based on the statements from greenpeace one may conclude that the military of senegal is acting upon these claims as you may know senegal fishing minister heads the green party in senegal
and was until very recently a member of greenpeace and she see the connection between this harsh and unprecedented attack on the russian trailer and its detention with greenpeace's actions if you go back to september i will remember the rest of the greenpeace vessel arctic sunrise after. an attempt by the greenpeace activists to scale a russian oil rig in the northern waters. of course that has led to russia accusing the greenpeace activists arrest and wrestle accusing the greenpeace activists of piracy those charges later were dropped and downgraded to charges of hooliganism they were released on bail initially all of the our greenpeace activists but then of course later they fell under the nationwide amnesty and were released and then now. we can assume that they are now safely home in their respective countries however this recent development in the west african nation this seems to rise up the tensions between russian officials and greenpeace yet again. and in some other
news in brief this hour at least nine people have been killed in india after a broken out on a passenger train and spread to three years the train was on its way from him buying to the country's north other passengers were evacuated and continued their journey in the remaining characters because all defies are known in december at least twenty six people died after another train caught alight in the country style . trishala four am and were killed after a us military helicopter crashed on the east coast the trouble was flying at low altitudes during a training mission the crash spread debris across an area the size of a football field and the exact cause of the incident was not immediately apparent police have cordoned off the crash site and made concerns live ammunition on board could part as a threat. serious in south korea have staged a protest and saw against him on the day believed to be the north korean leader's
birthday they torched flags of the neighboring country and depicted last month's execution of the powerful uncle ok myung moon raised tensions on the korean peninsula to begin ited states to deploy more troops and have it time soon so as part of the so-called military rebalancing. and the polar vortex is continuing its icy hold in north america even the u.s. senate had to partially halt its work due to the biting freeze one hundred ninety million people have been affected by a record breaking low temperatures with thousands of flights canceled schools closed and trap is brought to a halt across dozens of states in kentucky and escaped prisoner turned himself by going to jail to get violent into the room meanwhile a you tube video of a forecast has gone viral after his throws of pot of boiling water outside and the liquid bop arises before reaching the ground. and coming up i moss and shed some light on one of the poorest communities in the u.s.
that's and breaking the said. if you've got nothing and you've got no opportunity. to start to construct your own little current society. no longer be a bit give don't want to be gangsters in a lot of. drug dealers they don't want that blow with the time that a kid came be we can see. you just needs a hundred dollars and i hope i was in the hood and what if you know some viability welcome to take you. out i said.
i don't want to die i just really do not want to die young young. you cannot preemptively restrict your freedoms because of the fear of what something or how something might be used everything that has ever been developed has been used for a bad purpose baseball bats which are fun for you know for baseball players to hit balls you know they've also been used to beat people to death or to i mean we just cannot restrict ourselves because something might be used in or in the wrong way. to drugs some of the sixteen percent of females you employ it's came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nation. as on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action.
on for the territorial waters because they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave. today illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. the the. hello world i'm having martin in this is breaking the set while we're back in our ridiculously cold winter slumber at a very special program for the first show of the year last week i had the great privilege of spending several days at the pine ridge reservation in south dakota ridge is the eighth largest native american reservation in the us and it's home to one of the seven the sub tribes of the code of people approximately forty thousand
and all the tribe members live across two point one million acres with gorgeous rolling hills and untamed wilderness it's no wonder why pine ridge is held so sacred to the tribe that inhabits the land despite the multitude of problems facing a community that depends on federal funding to survive many tribe members have taken it upon themselves to empower the lakota people to secure a brighter future for the people there were hugely inspiring and we love pine ridge greatly humbled by their stories over the next two days i'll share some of those stories with new to shed light on one of the most unreported and the galectin issues in america today the abysmal failure by the federal government to provide adequate social services up hold centuries old treaties and to allow the sovereignty of native american communities to prosper so stick around because we're going to be breaking a set that should have been broken a long time ago. apply. it with care.